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To Kill a Mockingbird Found Poem

July 13, 2009
By RachelEliza PLATINUM, Virginia Beach, Virginia
RachelEliza PLATINUM, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when theyre right, and sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together -Marilyn Monroe

This is a truth
that applies to the human race,
yet to no particular race of men:
You never really understand a person,
until you consider things from his point of view,
climb inside of his skin,
and walk around in it.
One thing that doesn't abide,
by majority rule;
a person's conscience.
It was times like these
you rarely win,
only children weep,
the dead bury the dead,
one does not love breathing,
and there’s just one kind of folks:
I don't pretend to understand,
Why reasonable people,
go stark raving mad,
simply because they're still human;
that the one place,
where a man ought to get a square deal,
is in a courtroom,
be he any color of the rainbow.
It was times like these,
food comes with death,
flowers with sickness,
and little things in between;
two soap dolls,
a broken watch and chain,
a pair of good-luck pennies,
and our lives.
It made me sad.
Yet delete the adjectives,
and I'd have the facts;
it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.

The author's comments:
This poem is called a found poem. Its when you take phrases from an article or a book and put them together to create a poem. Mine is for "To Kill a Mockingbird".

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Snowflake14 said...
on Nov. 1 2016 at 1:16 pm
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Favorite Quote:
When your happy u enjoy the music,but when your sad u understand the lyrics

Wow can I use this for my English homework pz

M-najera666 said...
on Jun. 3 2016 at 12:58 pm
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Can someone briefly explain this poem

on Jun. 1 2016 at 10:53 am
Nicccccee :)

Nathan said...
on Mar. 21 2016 at 11:53 am
Rap Poem To Kill A Mockingbird They live in Maycomb County No they didn't start out frowny There's Jem, Dill, and Scout One day they went out Late at night When they were out of sight There was a lynch Defeated by Mr. Finch There was Calpurnia the maid That taught Scout many things like not to fade When the Robinson case broke out The Finch's had hope but their was no doubt That they would lose This was something even they couldn't choose The killing of a mockingbird Would not be heard For it was a sin And Aunt Alexandra was the kin She would visit at a rare When she did it was a scare The book was written from the point of Scout Though she was young she did not pout She learned things like not to shout She put herself in Boo's shoes And thought of the things she wished she didn't do Like playing in her front yard with Jem, and Dill too Things didn't always go their way But hey She learned that it's part of life With that she wouldn't think twice

Shanniece said...
on Mar. 2 2015 at 5:48 pm
love it!!!!!! so amazing and so original as well

Prosper said...
on Feb. 17 2015 at 9:51 pm
This helps me a lot thank you Eliza life saver had to do it for homework

on Nov. 10 2013 at 6:16 pm
Deej6595 BRONZE, Billerica, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

I love this poem. I like how you took different quotes from the book and re-arranged them. That was smart and it makes sense still.

on Aug. 11 2013 at 1:10 pm
great poem its awesome i love it

on Dec. 20 2012 at 8:48 pm
RachelEliza PLATINUM, Virginia Beach, Virginia
23 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when theyre right, and sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together -Marilyn Monroe

haha I appreciate the critique , but I was in 8th grade when I wrote this , my writing has developed greatly since then , but thank you for the honesty , Ill keep that in mind if I write any more !

on Oct. 19 2012 at 9:11 pm
KristinC PLATINUM, Cupertino, California
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Favorite Quote:
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
-F.Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

"To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Great word choice!  I'm reading this book right now, and this is pitch perfect.

on Sep. 28 2012 at 2:41 pm
Nadds_67 SILVER, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,in all your ways submit to him, and He will make your paths straight"- Proverbs 3:5-6

this is wonderful! i love how it expresses so much emotion:) keep up the great work; i would love to read some more!

on Sep. 5 2012 at 8:36 pm
subliminal96 GOLD, Kent, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I have no nation to fight for... my country is the earth and I am a citizen of the world."

Fantastic poem- one of my favorite novels of all time.

on Sep. 5 2012 at 11:29 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 237 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

I've never read the book, but this is still a great poem.

on Jul. 23 2012 at 7:08 pm
MountEverest GOLD, Fort Worth, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs
Than in the perfumed chambers of the great,
Under the canopies of costly state,
And lulled with sound of sweetest melody?" By William Shakespeare

I LOVE this poem ! Best I've ever read ! I've read To Kill A Mockingbird and this poem is like a summary of the book. Again I LOVE this poem !! :D

bluhs said...
on Jul. 23 2012 at 5:20 pm
bluhs, E, Alabama
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I've just started reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" and I think this poem is beautiful.

Indilove GOLD said...
on May. 18 2012 at 7:58 am
Indilove GOLD, Kenockee, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
No one is your strength or guidance. If life is what you wish to live then do not bind your soul to something unreal. The creater nor the keeper can heal you for it is blind faith that leads you.

This is amazing!!!! Congrats on this!!!

on Apr. 26 2012 at 9:27 pm
garthgirl8888 BRONZE, Long Beach, California
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Honestly, I just don't understand this- and I've read the book. Sorry.

on Apr. 4 2012 at 8:13 am
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

I think this poem is good too. Maybe I'll read the book.

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vazenitran98 said...
on Mar. 13 2012 at 4:20 pm
vazenitran98, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street,I met a man who had no feet."

This was an amazing poem. Good job!

on Feb. 2 2012 at 2:38 pm
theheartthatbleedsthecolorsofquietchaos GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
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I showed this to my English teacher and she printed it out and used it for the whole class to look at ! Good job ! (: